Memphis's First Comprehensive Plan Since 1981
For nearly 40 years, Memphis, Tennessee, lacked a comprehensive plan. Without a plan to map out the city's vision for growth and development, the city drifted into the 21st century with an outdated model of growth by sprawl and annexation.
Without an established culture of planning, Memphis struggled to identify a single community vision with broad public support. In November 2016, the city began developing the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan to reimagine a vision for the city's future.